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A local news stream from the KUNR Public Radio newsroom and regional partners.

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Jana Sayson / KUNR Public Radio

Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.

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Courtesy / Nevada Legislature

Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.

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Courtesy / National Institute on Drug Abuse

Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Three actors on a stage. The woman on the left is wearing a fur coat and holding a cocktail while the woman in the center is staring at the man to her left, who has a weapon strapped to his belt.
Taylor Wilson

The COVID shutdown impacted many local businesses and organizations. After 18 months local community theaters are finally flipping on the stage lights again and kicking off new seasons. However, as the doors reopen, there are some new audience requirements. KUNR’s Kevin McCray reports.


Annalize Sanders of Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company: Howdy, howdy. How y’all doing tonight?

Patron: Good, how are you?

Sanders: I just need to see your IDs and proof of vaccination before I let you in.

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Courtesy / National Park Service

Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Monday, Nov. 8, 2011.

Four actors in the foreground on a stage look up at the ceiling while one lifts his arm to point upwards. Six actors can be seen in the background turned away from the direction of the audience, each lifting one fist toward the ceiling.
Joan Marcus / Hamilton And Peggy National Tour

COVID-19 has kept the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Reno shuttered for the past 19 months. Now, the curtain is rising once again as the center welcomes Broadway to the stage. You might have heard of the show. It's called Hamilton. KUNR contributor Kevin McCray speaks with Dennyse Sewell, executive director at the Pioneer Center, about the reopening and just what makes this show so popular.

News Brief 

New research published in the journal Ecology is the first to use GPS-tracking data to look into the effects of wildfire smoke on bird migrations. But researchers say the study was a lucky accident.

"It was really a stroke of luck, a lot of things had to happen, all at the right time, in order for us to see this," said Cory Overton, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and lead author of the paper.

Two nursing students stand at a hospital bedside as they look over a life-sized mannequin.
Sara East / Orvis School of Nursing

A new birthing simulator at UNR is ensuring nursing students can continue hands-on training throughout the pandemic.

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Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Washoe County’s homeless shelter is facing staffing shortages and safety issues.

Exploring the terms Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx

Nov 5, 2021
A reporter holds out a microphone to collect audio of a woman answering her questions.
Natalie Van Hoozer

As you may have heard, National Hispanic Heritage Month recently wrapped up. It's a time to celebrate Latino, Hispanic and Latinx contributions to the United States. Maybe all of those words sound the same, but have you ever wondered the differences between these terms? KUNR Contributor María Palma with Noticiero Móvil spoke with several community members and academics to explore the correct usage of these words.

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Courtesy / Sen. Cortez Masto's office

Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto has been serving Nevada in the U.S. Senate since 2017, filling the seat left by the now-retired Harry Reid. She has worked to pass legislation to help address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, and she has been pushing for a path to citizenship for children who were brought to the U.S. illegally.

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Courtesy / Tahoe National Forest

Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.

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Nevada law requires prison officials to compile a list of the last known residential addresses for inmates in state prisons. This is so they can be counted in their home districts before lawmakers begin redistricting, but that data is incomplete. KUNR’s Lucia Starbuck sat down with Sam Metz, a reporter for the Associated Press to learn more.

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Courtesy / Nevada National Guard

Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.

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Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Read or listen to the morning news headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

An image of a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Read and listen to the morning news headlines for Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.

An image of U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen at a podium
Noah Glick / KUNR Public Radio

Jacky Rosen is in her first term as a U.S. Senator from Nevada. Since taking office in 2019, she has pushed for more support for women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, and she currently serves as chair on the Senate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion.

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Courtesy / Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

News Brief

Racial disparities are deeply pronounced in state prisons across the nation – and some Western states top the list.

A new report from the Sentencing Project shows Montana and Idaho have some of the highest rates of Black incarceration. Idaho also has one of the highest incarceration rates of Latinx people, along with Wyoming and Colorado.

Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei is speaking at a podium. There is a sign in front of him that says, “House Republicans.” Paul Ryan is standing to his right, and they are both wearing suits. There are American flags in the background.
Courtesy / House Republican Conference

Congressman Mark Amodei has been representing Northern Nevada in Congress since 2011. He’s been an advocate for more local control of federal lands and served as former President Donald Trump’s campaign chair in Nevada for the 2016 presidential election.

In this conversation with KUNR’s Noah Glick, Amodei talks about pandemic recovery, political gridlock in Washington, and why he voted against an independent commission charged with studying the events of Jan. 6.